more /root/Forums and Website/Error Messages too Elegant.thread
2008-12-25 02:42:55Bob the BlueBerry
Say, for example, if you went here, then it would say:
Not your Post

Or if you went here, then it would say:
No such post

Personally, I think it should really say something much less elegant, like:
Stop trying to edit other people's posts, you good-for-nothing dirty rotten pig-stealing bastard!

Just my opinion. Error messages should not sound 'nice', or 'pleasant.'
2008-12-26 00:18:57luiscubal
Messages should be polite.


"You may not edit other people's posts. Perhaps you have forgot to logon or perhaps you are using a different account? If so you can login at..."


"This post does not exist."

"bastard", "distry rotten pig" aren't decent error messages.
2008-12-30 12:21:51Bob the BlueBerry
"bastard", "distry rotten pig" aren't decent error messages.

What good is this 'decency' that you tell of if, what you say is true, and we human beings are just some random freak of nature with no purpose or meaning?
2009-01-01 21:26:44IsmAvatar
It would not be productive to our user base to be that indecent. A little joke here and there is understandable, but calling people names every time they get an error message is a blow below the belt that would reflect poorly on us.
2009-03-18 15:48:04lieuwe
when a program/website has 'nice' error messages that are informative the user is less likely to stop using your program/website i think this is how a error should look...